The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

2023-2024 Staff

Rob Le Cates
Editor-in-Chief

Rob Le Cates

Rob Le Cates is a junior journalism major. He previously served as summer editor-in-chief, photo editor and assistant photo editor at The News.

Camron Hardy
News Editor

Cam’ron Hardy

Cam'ron is a junior journalism major. He previously served news editor and campus editor at The News. 

Staff profile for Sia Deykoontz.
Photo Editor

Sia Deykoontz

Sia Deykoontz is a junior journalism major. This is her second semester at The News.

Zaria Flippin
Sports Editor

Zaria Flippin

Zaria Flippin is a junior sports media relations major. This is her first year at The News.

Luther Yoder
Assistant Sports Editor

Luther Yoder

Luther Yoder is a sophomore journalism major. This is his first year at The News.

Ellen Dooley
Opinions Editor

Ellen Dooley

Ellen Dooley is a senior special education major. She previously served as the opinions editor at The News.

Kierstyn Budz
Columnist

Kierstyn Budz

Kierstyn Budz is a senior English major. This is her first year at The News. 

Jade Maxwell
Columnist

Jade Maxwell

Jade Maxwell is a English education major. This is her first year at The News.

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.
Columnist

Dan Hahn

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2812.

Brie Coder is a graduate student studying graduate student in communication and leadership and can be reached at bmcoder@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.
Columnist

Brie Coder

Brie Coder is a graduate student in communication and leadership. She previously served as a columnist for The News.

Immanuel Johnson
Photographer

Immanuel Johnson

Immanuel Johnson is a senior digital media technology major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Photographer

Abe Ortiz

Abe Ortiz is a junior TV and video production major. This is his first year at The News. 

Mackenzie Fehrenbacher
Photographer

Mackenzie Fehrenbacher

Mackenzie Fahrenbacher is a sophomore public relations major. This is her first year at The News. 

Jason Farias
Culture Columnist

Jason Farias

Jason Farias is a senior history education major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Anna Hagan
Reporter

Anna Hagan

Anna Hagan is a public affairs major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Jacob Hamm
Reporter

Jacob Hamm

Jacob Hamm is a junior journalism major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Chloe Proffitt
Sports Reporter

Chloe Proffitt

Chloe Proffitt is a freshman nutrition and dietetics major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Kimberly Carroll
Reporter

Kimmy Carroll

Kimmy Carroll is a freshman psychology major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Veronica Gipson
Student Government Reporter

Veronica Gipson

Veronica Gipson is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Alli Hausman
Copy Chief

Alli Hausman

Alli Hausman is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Gunnar Olson
Newsletter Developer

Gunnar Olson

Gunnar Olson is a junior broadcast journalism major and can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

Harper Hancock
Design Editor

Harper Hancock

Harper Hancock is a sophomore graphic design major. She previously served as multimedia editor for The News.

Staff profile for T.J. Seputis
Reporter

T.J. Seputis

T.J. Seputis is a freshman criminology/criminal justice major. This is his first year at The News.

Staff profile for Duane Carter.
Sports Reporter

Duane Carter

Duane Carter is a junior sports media relations major. This is his first year at The News.

Patrick Schmitz
Sports Reporter

Patrick Schmitz

Patrick Schmitz is a freshman sports media relations major. This is his first year at The News. 

Aidan Cusack
Sports Reporter

Aidan Cusack

Aidan Cusack is a freshman sports media relations major. This is his first year at The News. 

Audra Gullquist
Assistant News Editor

Audra Gullquist

Audra Gullquist is a junior journalism major. She previously served as editor-in-chief at The Navigator.

Staff profile for Jacob Adcock.
Reporter

Jacob Adcock

Jacob Adcock is a freshman English education major. This is his first year at The News.

Payton Liggins
Reporter

Payton Liggins

Payton Liggins is a freshman sports media relations major. This is her first year at The News.

Alexis Moore-Jones
Feature Reporter

Alexis Moore-Jones

Alexis Moore-Jones is a senior broadcast journalism major. This is her first year at The News.

Staff profile for Chandler.
Reporter

Chandler Smith

Chandler Smith is a senior broadcast journalism major. He previously served as a reporter at The News.

Drew Coffey
Reporter, Columnist

Drew Coffey

Drew is a senior television and video production major. He previously served as a reporter for The News.